Mrs A has a current theme of Summertime Butterflies. Just before we came up to the lake, I was playing with Tim Holtz stains on watercolour paper, trying to grasp the techniques of using them. I had one page that just called out Summertime to me.
Once back up here, I die cut Elenor's Memory Box trio of Floating Butterflies from the watercoloured paper and then cut it again with some black card. I then inlaid the bits that formed the trio back into the black outline. Much easier said than done. I forgot to bring a sheet of the Sook Wang double sided adhesive paper up to the lake. So I improvised, and laid rows of tape across the back of the main bits and then lined up the black outline and laid it down overtop. I did have to do a small amount of fussy cutting the excess tape off...but it was not too bad. PSA...Nail polish remover works great at cleaning glue off scissor!
I stamped a bit of a background with my NBUS Kaisercraft Hessian stamp. I stamped it twice and reversed the stamp to get the random lines on the outside edge of each side. I used Close to My Heart grey ink and then chalked over it with aqua and yellow chalk. I was trying for the look of the sky on a sunny summer day!
The inlaid butterfly trio was placed over the stamped background and then a couple of filigree butterfly toppers were popped forward, to flutter by. I happened to have the matching Vivienne topper for the larger butterfly but the smaller one I used is called Pippi, I think). Not a match, but with the wings up in the air, I think it is not so apparent at a glance! I used generous amounts of Stardust Stickles on the filigree wings and also on the outline of the plain butterfly.
I used a NBIS sentiment from a Marks Finest Papers stamp, Island Life, that I won last year. I have been trying hard to put my winning items to use! That sentiment was stamped direct to card (while holding my breath). A few diamond jewels placed on the butterflies finished it off!
Card base - from my stash
Watercolour paper - from my stash
Tim Holtz Stains - from my stash... I did not think to write them down...sorry!
Stamps - Kaiser, Hessian background stamp
Dies - Memory Box Floating Butterflies and filigree toppers Vivienne and Pippi
Sentiment stamp - Marks Finest Papers, Island life
I am entering this card in the following challenges
1. The Butterfly Challenge - # 12 Summer Butterflies
2. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
3. Sister Act Challenge - # 70 Anything goes
4. Marks Finest Papers Inspirational Challenge - #76 Painted floors. I was inspired by all the texture in the third photo. It made me remember my grungy hessian stamp. (I used a MFP stamp for the sentiment)
5. The Artistic Stamper - August Challenge Anything Goes